The XKSS was the street version of the Le Mans-winning D-type. The street cars had larger windshields, chrome bumpers, and folding tops. Unfortunately, a fire at the Jaguar faltory halted XKSS production at only 16 units. This particular car was owned by actor Steve McQueen.
In 1999, Audi dabbled in sports-car racing with the R8R and managed impressive third- and forth-place finishes in the 1999 Le Mans 24-hour endurance race. The following year was a watershed for Audi at the French race when a revised R8R, dubbed simply the R8, claimed the top three spots at Le Mans.